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Meaning of GINGERBREAD

Pronunciation:  'jinjur`bred

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  cake flavored with ginger
 

GINGERBREAD is a 11 letter word that starts with G.

 

 See Also: cake

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Gin"ger*bread`\, n.
A kind of plain sweet cake seasoned with ginger, and
sometimes made in fanciful shapes. ``Gingerbread that was
full fine.'' --Chaucer.



{Gingerbread tree} (Bot.), the doom palm; -- so called from
   the resemblance of its fruit to gingerbread. See {Doom
   Palm}.

{Gingerbread work}, ornamentation, in architecture or
   decoration, of a fantastic, trivial, or tawdry character.

 
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